If you are looking for a delicious treat to tantalise your taste buds, our delicious chilli chocolate biscuits are just the thing for you. These delicious cookies are filled with a perfect balance of rich double chocolate chips and a fiery kick of spice. Baked to perfection, they are guaranteed to be devoured in no time! Whether you’re hosting a gathering or just in the mood for a sweet treat, our chili chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate crowd pleaser. Combine them with a scoop of your favorite ice cream for a true taste experience. Treat yourself today!
- 225g unsalted butter, softened
- 100g powdered sugar
- 175g dark muscovado sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 300g plain flour
- 50g cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1½ tsp cayenne pepper (less or more depending on your taste)
- 100g bar of dark chili chocolate, roughly chopped
- 100 g bar of white chocolate, roughly chopped
- 100g bar of dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- Vanilla ice cream
- Mix butter and sugar.
- Gradually mix in vanilla and eggs.
- In another bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, a pinch of salt, baking powder and cayenne pepper.
- Mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture.
- Fold in all of the chocolate.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.
- Line baking sheets with baking paper.
- Place walnut-sized spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheets, leaving enough space between them.
- Bake in batches for 10-12 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 1 minute.
- Remove the cookies to a plate to cool completely.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Equipment and tools
To make chili chocolate chip cookies you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon or spatula
- Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
- Cooling rack
- cutting board
The chili chocolate cookies contain the following allergens:
- butter (milk)
- Dark muscovado sugar (may contain traces of sulfites)
- Plain flour (gluten)
- Cocoa powder (may contain traces of nuts)
- Dark chili chocolate (may contain traces of nuts, soy and milk)
- White chocolate (may contain traces of nuts, soy and milk)
- Dark chocolate (may contain traces of nuts, soy and milk)
Storage and leftovers
Store the chili chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Alternatively, you can freeze the cookies for up to 1 month.
If there are any leftovers, they can be enjoyed as a delicious snack or crumbled over vanilla ice cream.
Note: For the best texture and taste, it is recommended to enjoy the chili chocolate cookies within a few days of baking.
Health Benefits of Chili Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chili chocolate chip cookies are not only a delicious treat for your taste buds but also have several health benefits. Let’s explore some of the reasons why eating these spicy-sweet cookies can be a guilt-free treat.
1. Antioxidant-rich dark chili chocolate
The inclusion of dark chili chocolate in these cookies delivers a significant dose of antioxidants. Dark chocolate is known for its high cocoa content, which is rich in flavonoids. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that can help protect the body from cell damage caused by free radicals.
2. Capsaicin to increase metabolism
Adding cayenne pepper to cookie dough introduces capsaicin, the active ingredient responsible for the spicy punch. Capsaicin is associated with increasing the body’s metabolism and promoting fat burning. So enjoying these chili chocolate chip cookies could actually give your metabolism a little boost.
3. Mood elevation and endorphin release
Did you know that eating chocolate can make you feel better? Dark chocolate in particular stimulates the release of endorphins, the “feel-good hormones,” in our brain. The combination of dark chili chocolate and cayenne pepper in these cookies can enhance this mood-boosting effect, adding a little happiness in every bite.
4. Possible cardiovascular benefits
Dark chocolate has also been linked to potential cardiovascular benefits. The flavonoids found in dark chocolate can help improve blood circulation, lower blood pressure and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Enjoying dark chocolate chili chocolate chip cookies can be a delicious way to support heart health.
5. Satisfying and portion-controlled treats
The addition of unsalted butter, eggs, and flour makes for a more filling and satisfying cookie experience. This can help you avoid overeating and control portion sizes, making chili chocolate chip cookies a convenient option for enjoying a well-deserved treat without overdoing it.
Now that you’re aware of the potential health benefits of chili chocolate chip cookies, you can enjoy this delicious dessert with a clear conscience. Treat yourself to a freshly baked batch of these cookies and pair them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect combination of flavors and textures.